Since 2015, Ataristicians has worked to improve K-12 education in statistics and computing by developing and showcasing video games with data-driven artificial intelligence (AI) agents. We are a non-profit organization that has a proven track record in AI research and statistical teaching. Our video-game-based teaching platform is built in collaboration of the American Statistical Association and with support from the National Science Foundation. Our missions include:

  • Use video games as test beds to implement, improve, and invent AI algorithms.

  • Create video games, short films, and cartoon series to educate the general public about AI and statistics.

  • Offer one-on-one mentoring, workshops, and training camps for middle school and high school students to: (i) build bridges between the current and next generation of statisticians; and (ii) to create a collegial and supportive community for quantitatively gifted students, especially those that may not otherwise have access to such a community.